West Indies tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa, 2007/08 / Wicket commentary

West Indies in South Africa T20I Series - 1st T20I

South Africa v West Indies

West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)

1.1

Taylor to van Wyk, OUT, Taylor can bowl pretty quick but he starts with a perfectly directed slower ball, van Wyk tries to flick but gets beaten by the change of pace, he gets hit on the pad in front of middle and leg, that looked out

MN van Wyk lbw b Taylor 1 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

South Africa 5/1   HH Gibbs 0* (3b)   JE Taylor 0.1-0-0-1

1.2

Taylor to Duminy, OUT, bang, two in two, what a sensational start from Taylor, he pitches the ball full on off stump, it's nearly in the blockhole, Duminy tried to drive at it but was beaten for pace, the off stump goes for a walk

JP Duminy b Taylor 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 5/2   HH Gibbs 0* (3b)   JE Taylor 0.2-0-0-2

1.6

Taylor to de Villiers, OUT, he's got another one! It was another slower ball, de Villiers tried to defend it on the back foot, the ball hit the bat but bounced onto the stumps after hitting the ground, Taylor has bowled a triple-wicket maiden, absolutely stunning

AB de Villiers b Taylor 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 5/3   HH Gibbs 0* (3b)   JE Taylor 1-1-0-3

2.1

Powell to Gibbs, OUT, carnage, South Africa are in tatters, Gibbs flicked a full ball uppishly towards the right of the fielder at mid-on, it was nearly past Chanderpaul when he dived full length to his right and caught the ball one-handed inches from the ground, fabulous catch

HH Gibbs c Chanderpaul b Powell 0 (11m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 5/4   GH Bodi 0* (0b)   DBL Powell 1.1-0-1-1

3.4

Taylor to Bodi, OUT, disaster for South Africa, Bodi pushes a full toss towards cover and sets off for the single, the fielder at cover dives to his left and manages to stop the ball by pushing it towards Morton at mid-off, Pollock was late in responding for the single and both batsmen were stranded at the bowler's end when the throw came in to the wicketkeeper's end

SM Pollock run out 2 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

South Africa 10/5   GH Bodi 2* (4b)   JE Taylor 1.4-1-2-3

5.1

Taylor to Morkel, OUT, another superb bit of fielding! Morkel pushed the ball towards mid-off and called for the single, Bravo sprinted in from cover, picked up the ball with one hand and threw down the stumps at the bowlers end in one fluid motion, Morkel was so far out that Jerling didn't need the third umpire

JA Morkel run out 1 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

South Africa 12/6   GH Bodi 3* (9b)   JE Taylor 2.1-1-2-3

7.2

Edwards to Philander, OUT, Edwards gets into the act! He bowls a slower ball that cuts back into the right-hander, Philander is stuck on his crease and he tries to drive, he gets hit on the pad in front of middle and leg stump, that's plumb

VD Philander lbw b Edwards 4 (11m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

South Africa 22/7   GH Bodi 6* (14b)   FH Edwards 0.2-0-4-1

10.6

Sammy to Bodi, OUT, bowled him! Bodi tries to pull another one, the length isn't short enough and he gets beaten for pace, Sammy has a second look because he isn't sure if the ball has hit the stumps but it has indeed

GH Bodi b Sammy 8 (44m 25b 0x4 0x6) SR: 32.00

South Africa 37/8   J Botha 10* (11b 1x6)   DJG Sammy 2-0-9-1
Series Results
South Africa v West Indies at Johannesburg - Jan 18, 2008
South Africa won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
South Africa v West Indies at Port Elizabeth - Dec 16, 2007
West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
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Dec 16, 2007

Dale Steyn is pumped after bowling Runako Morton, South Africa v West Indies, 1st Twenty20, Port Elizabeth, December 16, 2007

Dale Steyn is pumped after bowling Runako Morton

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Dec 16, 2007

Dale Steyn cleans up Devon Smith with a ripper, South Africa v West Indies, 1st Twenty20, Port Elizabeth, December 16, 2007

Dale Steyn cleans up Devon Smith with a ripper

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